Support integration with InCopy
The idea behind InCopy was always an awesome one for print layouts. It never really took off in InDesign's web mode, because using InDesign for mobile application development is a bit like running a marathon in hiking boots.
There is still a huge use case for integrating real copy with the design process. It would be awesome if we had a way to do that. Is there any chance that we might be able to get a creative cloud integration between XD and Adobe's primary copywriting tool?
This might be dead in the water, because InCopy was originally developed exclusively for InDesign, as the name suggests, and because no one from Adobe has acknowledged this feature suggestion in 5 years, but this would be tremendously useful.
Actually, really good copy management is one of the ways XD can gain on Figma.
Brian Kester commented
Our industry deals with large amounts of copy within our resources as a result or regulation. As we develop websites or eResources for mobile and desktop it would be brilliant to have text linked to an external component so that when copy changes are made on a website it updates in both the mobile and desktop version requiring less of a lift on editorial or proofreading teams.
This is something we are trying to figure out now for our workflows. Adding a connection for incopy would be a great benefit to our team.
Dan Norris commented
Agreed Ian and Dustin - Whether it is InCopy or not, collaborative copywriting on in-progress UI design work is a the future of creating more effective websites faster. I just found a free plugin (+service) for XD called Scribble, but it was too late–they are no longer in business. It looked like just the thing we were looking for. Hopefully Adobe buys Scribble and integrates it quickly–unless they have their own solution already in the works.
Dustin Koop commented
I think it would be smart if XD used the tech from Adobe Incopy. letting copywriters and editors track changes, and edit the document while designers work on the same document simultaneously — all without overwriting each other. Having the editors edit what you allow them too without touching the structure would be something totally unique. Every platform is focusing on similar things. At the end of the day making it simpler to work / collaborate in small and large teams would save a lot of time.